[FSUG-Bangalore] GNU grazing on the 22nd November
vincentvikram at gmail.com
Sat Nov 22 20:50:42 IST 2008
Meeting attended by:
Minutes of the meeting:
The agenda discussed was the VTU-Microsoft tie up.
Equivalent to providing free tobacco to students and getting them hooked.
NRCFOSS and other syllabus focussing on free sofware and open standards are
Many institutions like IISc and IITs are also good examples.
Free software alternates to be suggested to VTU instead of proprietary
"Say no to vendor lock-in in education" campaign
Alternate catchy titles:
Today's dreamspark tomorrow's dark dreams
Awareness campaign vigil on the 29th of September at 5PM at either Town Hall
or Gandhi statue, MG road.
Ideas for the campaign:
-- tying hands and books with hand cuffs
-- humourous posters.
Since multiple groups and teams will collaborate on this campaign it was
decided to have all participate under the joint banner of "Volunteers for
Free Software – Karnataka"
The participating groups are:
-- Kannada bloggers
-- C3 computing centre
-- FSUG Bangalore
-- Anybody else
Press meet: Jaykumar, Justin
Try to involve Girish Karnad or UR Ananta Murthy, CK Meena, Nemichandra,
Arundathi Nag -- Senthil, Balaji
DTP and design: Arun and Rakesh
Police permission: Vikram
Prepare team to meet VTU special officer to give representation: Surendra
Please fill in any details I may have missed out.
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